Saturday was not just an ordinary day to go fishing for the Menendez children. This past weekend, they participated in the Fourth Annual Menendez Ronald McDonald House Fishing Event.
“This idea came from my wife, Donna,” said Elite Series pro Mark Menendez. “She wanted to give back to the Ronald McDonald after our stay with our son, Max. He is a healthy, happy five-year-old. But we were sent to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., immediately after Max was born. Our son was going to be fine.” recalled Menendez.
“We split the difference on our children’s birthdays and invited all of their friends for a fishing party in the family pond. The catch was that there were to be no gifts! We ask that a donation be made to the Ronald McDonald House instead.” stated Menendez.
Each participating angler received a tackle pack and fishing hat from Strike King Lure Company.
They also received a gift card for a cheeseburger from our local McDonald’s restaurant.
“Our hope is to help other families in their time of need. We will never forget our time at the Ronald McDonald House. We are truly grateful for a resource such as this,” said Donna Menendez.